What Inspires You?

In April I had a birthday and for that birthday, The Man gave me a gift that I’d wanted for years, but didn’t really think would ever happen. He gave me a weekend at Inn Boonsboro. I’ve wanted to go there since I first heard about it in 2007. It’s been a long time coming.

It tends to book quickly so we weren’t able to go until last weekend. I just have to say, “Wow.” It was beautiful. And amazing. Everything from the service, to the rooms, to the food was impeccable. And I find myself incredibly inspired.

Every evening there is a wine and cheese gathering where the guests can snack and meet. We (well, okay, me. But The Man did trot out his good manners and make conversation.) had a great time talking about books. It’s what seemed to draw everyone there in the first place. Things that make a good story, along with people’s likes and dislikes of plots, settings, and authors.

A lovely bed.

A lovely bed.

Raspberry cheesecake for two.

Raspberry cheesecake for two.

I felt like I could just stay there, in the library forever. And write. Except that I can’t afford to go back there anytime soon. But it’s okay because I have the sensory memories to savor. It’s also renewed my hope that sometimes dreams do come true.

Romance novels are about the romantic journey, but for me they are also about finding that special someone who ‘gets’ you, in all of your crazy glory, in whatever direction you are going and discovering the things you want to share with that one person. Through stories I want to pass that along. Not only finding love, but finding hope.

If you do something that inspires you, we’d love to hear more about it in the comments!

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About Sutton Fox

Sutton Fox has been published by Lyrical Press, Gypsy Shadow Publishing and wrote a bi-monthly column for an auto racing magazine for several years. She traded life in Bluegrass Country for life in the Windy City in a home she shares with The Man, a lonely cat, and her beloved dog, Lucy. When she’s not working the edj, you can find her writing or spending time with her extended family.

One Response to What Inspires You?

  1. Sutton, I’m so happy that you finally got your “gift!” What a great experience and it filled you with inspiration. YAY
    I recently stayed for the first time in a lovely 300 year old B&B with my new man and it was romantic as anything I could ever hope for! Inspiration abounds… 🙂

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